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Dell pc turns its self off

Hi My dell 4600 keeps turning its self off after starting for aprox 10 min,i then turn off power for a while then it starts again for a short time before clicking its self off again. Have checked power leads and conections inside pc Fan seems to be working ok Any help would be grate , its done mi head in! ps when it stops power light changes from green to orange. kind regards stan

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Your PCs energysystem are proberly made to save energy.this can be
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there of the change of powerlight colour.

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    Also check the power supply coming on motherboard through SMPS.

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SOURCE: Orange Light permanently on motherboard. PC won't start

1. motherboards for atx form factor pc's are powered even when the computer is off, particularly if you leave the computer plugged in to wall outlet... you better do not work on you computer while power cable is still connected to both, your pc and the wall outlet..

2. I found this thread that may be helpful, it may be the motherboard may have gone bad, cmos is corrupted or something may not be seated properly...it could also be one of these: Bad CPU, BAD ram, Bad power supply.. read the thread for details:
http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=oplex_other&message.id=23925&c=us&l=en&cs=&s=gen

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SOURCE: dell dimension 5100, power button has turned orange

If under warranty contact Dell? I had this same problem, a new motherboard and fan assembly fixed this problem. Bad capacitors on the motherbard.

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If the computer is using Windows XP, do the following to restart the system:
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Also, here's is a link to the Dell 4600 Series user guide:
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If this solution is helpful please click 'YES' by 'Was this helpful?' below.

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